[ mak-uh-roon ]
/ ˌmæk əˈrun /


a drop cookie made of egg whites, sugar, usually almond paste or coconut, and sometimes a little flour.

Origin of macaroon

1605–15; < Middle French macaron < dialectal Italian maccarone cake or biscuit made of ground almonds; see macaroni

Can be confused

macaron macaroon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for macaroon


/ (ˌmækəˈruːn) /


a kind of sweet biscuit made of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites

Word Origin for macaroon

C17: via French macaron from Italian maccarone macaroni
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